PLANNING YOUR VISIT
 
9 -11 Victoria Street, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6HZ - Tel: 01502 726097 email
 
 
In the beginning
The Sea
Natural Southwold
Fishing
Transport to Southwold
Southwold at war
Christianity in Southwold
Industry
Arts & Crafts
Holidays & Leisure
Southwold the town
Southwold Shops & Trades
 
         
   

 

   
 

The museum's normal opening times are:
2pm - 4pm from 1st April to the end of October.

Admission
Admission is free! However, it costs at least £3.00 per visitor to maintain the museum so we rely on the generosity of our visitors. There is a donation box at the steward's desk.

Disabled access
Access for the disabled is available and wheelchairs can manoeuvre around the museum.

How to find us
The museum is in Victoria Street, a few metres' walk from the High Street and opposite Bartholomew Green, facing the main entrance to the Church.

If you are on foot - walk up the High Street, away from the Market Place, passing the Crown Hotel on your right. Turn right into Victoria Street at the Southwold Town Sign just after you pass 'Le Roc' cafe. The Museum is on your right.

If you are in your car - From the A12, enter Southwold on the A1095. There are car parks at the Pier and at the junction of Godyll Road and Gardner Road. The museum is a ten-minute walk from either of these.

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We love to know what our visitors think of our museum and any suggestions they may have for improving the displays. So don't forget to post your comments in our Victorian letterbox.


 
   

Visit Southwold's other museums

There are three other museums in Southwold, each with its own distinctive character. You can see all of them in the course of a leisurely walk.

  • The Sailors' Reading Room on East Cliff. Built as a refuge for mariners. Packed with displays of seafaring memorabilia.
  • The Alfred Corry Museum - at the harbour mouth car park at the end of Ferry Road. The building houses the lovingly restored lifeboat that served Southwold between 1893 and 1918.
  • The Adnams Museum - At the brewery head office on East Green. The starting point for Adnams Brewery and Distillery tours.
 
 
 

THE SOUTHWOLD TOWN SIGNT

You'll see it at the corner of the High Street and Victoria Street. The Museum is just a few steps up Victoria Street from here.

Medieval ceramic jug.

AA bellarmine witch bottle of unknown age. These bottles were normally filled with an assortment of pins. nail clippings, hair and other personal items. They may have been used as a curse or, as some believe, a protection against curses.

Click the photo for a closer view.

 

 
 
   
   
 

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Southwold Museum & Historical Society, 9 -11 Victoria Street, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6HZ
Tel: 01502 726097 email

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